- Indian Foreign Minister selectively attacked Pakistan and China in the Security Council
- Jaishankar reminds the world on the pretext of Afghanistan, Pathankot, Pulwama
- He said that these countries are protecting terrorists who dye their hands with innocent blood.
In the United Nations Security Council, the world’s most powerful body, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday selectively attacked Pakistan and its Iron Brother China. Jaishankar reminded the world on the pretext of Afghanistan, Pathankot, Pulwama, Mumbai attacks that these countries are protecting the terrorists who dye their hands with innocent blood. While chairing the Security Council, the Indian External Affairs Minister called upon countries across the world to strongly oppose the hypocrisy of such countries. Let us understand in 10 points how Jaishankar exposed the nefarious pair of China-Pakistan in the Security Council.
1- External Affairs Minister Jaishankar without taking names made a strong attack on China and Pakistan. Jaishankar pointed to the roles of Pakistan and China in providing aid to terrorist groups in the Security Council on International Threats from Terrorism. “Unfortunately, there are some countries who want to undermine or destroy our collective resolve to fight terrorism,” he said. It cannot be allowed to pass. Jaishankar said, “When we see that state hospitality is being given to those who dye their hands with the blood of innocent people, then we should not lose the courage to question their double point.”
2- The Indian External Affairs Minister raised the issue of activities of Kashmiri terrorists in Afghanistan. “Whether in Afghanistan or against India, groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed continue to operate with both impunity and encouragement,” he said. It is important, therefore, that this Council does not take a selective, strategic or complacent approach to the problems facing us. We should never face sanctuaries for terrorists or ignore to augment their resources.
3- Jaishankar fiercely told China about the Pakistan-backed Lashkar and Jaish terrorists. Referring to China’s efforts to protect individuals and groups associated with Kashmiri terrorist organizations, the Foreign Minister said, “Don’t block and hold requests without any reason.” Reiterating his action plan against terrorism, he said the Council should be listed and removed fairly, not for political or religious reasons, but for dealing with terrorists and terrorist groups.
4- Indian Foreign Minister warned the world about the danger of ISIL-Khorasan. Jaishankar warned that ‘in our own neighbourhood, ISIL-Khorasan is booming and is constantly trying to expand its footprint. The events in Afghanistan have naturally raised global concerns about their implications for both regional and international security. He called for early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism proposed by India.
5- Jaishankar also attacked Pakistan and China to save the terrorists. He said the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism has been disrupted by some countries who try to shield some terrorists as ‘freedom fighters’. Jaishankar said, “Call the political will: don’t justify terrorism, don’t glorify terrorists.” No double standards. Terrorists are terrorists, distinctions are made only at our own risk.
6- The Indian External Affairs Minister said that even after worldwide efforts, terrorists continue to get money. He said that despite international efforts to toughen legal measures against the financing of terrorist organizations, they still get money. “The money continues to flow and the rewards for the murders are now being given in bitcoin as well,” Jaishankar said.
Expressing his solidarity with all the victims of terrorism, Jaishankar said that while next month marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack is etched in our memories. The memory of the 2016 Pathankot airport attack and the 2019 suicide attack on our policemen in Pulwama is still fresh. We should never compromise with the menace of terrorism.
In his speech in the Security Council, Jaishankar also raised the issue of Haqqani network operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He said the increase in the activities of the banned Haqqani network justifies this growing concern. Jaishankar said it is therefore important that the Security Council “does not take a selective, strategic or complacent approach to the problems facing us”.
9- In the meeting of the Security Council, the 13th report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed to international peace and security by ISIL (Daesh) was considered. The report submitted on August 3 said that ISIL-Khorasan has spread its footprints in several provinces of Afghanistan and strengthened its hold in and around Kabul. Jaishankar said that ISIL-Khorasan is expanding its footprint in India’s neighbourhood, which should be taken seriously. He told the council that there has been a change in the way the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) carries out activities, which mainly include strengthening its hold in Syria and Iraq.
10- The External Affairs Minister said that India believes that terrorism should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group. Involvement of vulnerable youth in radical activities through systematic online campaigns remains a matter of grave concern. Jaishankar said that the members of the UNSC have unanimously supported the approach of zero tolerance to terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. He said the members expressed deep concern about the threats posed by ISIL (Daesh).